Empowering Environmental Justice Through Emotive Stories.

We build community and secure funding for busy nonprofit leaders. 

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Craft 
Equitable Stories

We uncover stories of equity and justice, giving voice to the unseen.

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A Spiritual Call
for Eco Justice

Driven to be in right relationship with people, God, and the planet.

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Long-Term Impact
and Empowerment

Turning narratives into community connections one story at a time.

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Balancing a busy lifestyle plus being swamped with program work is draining. 

The board is grilling you to clarify what the org does. Funding is decreasing. 

And to top it off. 

The constant pull in multiple directions only adds to the stress, making it challenging to focus on communicating how your organization needs to be. 

But you gotta do something?

So you resort to technical jargon or numbers, feeling frustrated with statistics that fail to engage.

There is a better way to clarify what you do while deepening relationships with your community.

Emotive Storytelling is the way. 

It's not just any storytelling; it's our specialized approach with over 35,000 hours crafting stories

Let's transform your environmental justice impact with stories that elevate empathy, build community, and secure funding. 

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Satisfaction Guarantee:

Get a full refund within 30 days - no questions. If you're not satisfied, with our services we don't deserve your business. 

Film & Video Production
Trying to create stories and content that engage your audience (including donors), on top of managing programs and your team, is a ticket to burnout city.

Our documentaries and video stories help you raise awareness and build trust to deeply connect with your people.
Storytelling Consulting
Being misunderstood is wack and annoying. Plus, squeezing every single point into your stories waters down your message.
 
Our storytelling consulting sessions transform your complex mission into easy-to-understand stories that best represent you.  
 

Stories We've Told

Result: Funding

Helped boost donations from in-person civic club presentations and online fundraising. 

Result: Advocacy

Secured a state department by proving its value for continued funding to new legislators.

Result: Awareness

Obtain film festival coverage and a licensing deal with streaming platform WaterBear Network.

Logos for Environmental Initiative, Allina Health, TwinCities Vegfest, Minnesota Department of Human Services, The Hunger Free Schools Campaign

3 Reasons BairStories Might Not Be For You

3 Reasons BairStories Might Not Be For You

3 Reasons BairStories Might Not Be For You

3 Reasons BairStories Might Not Be For You

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Prefer Stats Over Stories
We're all about capturing hearts, not just heads. If you're more into data dumps than narrative depth, we won't vibe (maybe).
Value Transactions Over Audience Trust
We build stories that deepen relationships between people and brands, not just fleeting attention or cash grabs from donors and funders.

If instant one-off results are more important than building sustaining relationships with your audience, we're likely not a match for you.
Looking for the Cheapest Option
Storytelling is an investment, not an expense. If finding bargain costs is more important to you than crafting stories that help solve your problem, we're not your best bet.

Storytelling Tips For You

Storytelling Tips for You

Storytelling Tips for You

Storytelling Tips

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3 Essential Nonprofit Tips for Finding the Right Stories

Stories exist all around you and your organization. But how do you identify the best stories for your nonprofit communications? This article will share three tips for finding the right stories to tell. The …
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Environmental Storytelling to Address Climate Change

I recently read some articles on environmental storytelling that connected with me. Here are my key takeaways from these articles that could be helpful for all of us. 5 Approaches to Better Environmental Storytelling …
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Boost Engagement with These 15 Proven Call-to-Action Examples

Tailoring your call-to-action (CTA) according to your relationship stage with your audience can significantly boost effectiveness. In another article on call-to-action, we discussed why effective CTA for nonprofits would guide your audience's next steps. …
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F.A.Q.

What's your storytelling approach?
Our approach involves guiding the heart to move the mind. We communicate the truth in a way that uncovers the deeper significance of real-life moments.

We focus on creating emotionally impactful experiences centered around people so that others can understand and empathize.
 
We believe storytelling is not sharing facts and statistics or describing actions. These things are meaningless to your audience until they have a story that provides context for those facts.
Why are you so expensive?
A typical film and video production can range between $50,000 to $20,000. Similarly, our Story Consulting service costs $5,000 for a strategic story session.
 
If you think it is too much for you, we may not be the right fit, and that's alright. But don't sweat; you can still benefit from our free storytelling guide and resources.
Is storytelling beneficial even if we don't need video right now?
Yes! Storytelling goes beyond creating videos. It's about finding your voice, selecting the right stories, and effectively integrating them into your messaging.
 
Our Storytelling Consulting can help you cut through the noise and prevent your voice from being drowned out. It's especially crucial in the environmental and social justice sectors, where complex issues can become overwhelming.
 
Even if film and video storytelling isn't on your radar, a strategic storytelling session can help you align with your community and leverage your organization's strengths.
How long does a project take?
Our film and video productions typically take 2-3 months. Story consulting is a 4-hour workshop-style session.
Can you film my event?
No. We specialize in storytelling, not event coverage—unless it's part of the bigger story we're telling.
Do you only work with nonprofits?
No. We work with those who are the right fit.
 
Occasionally, that means working with awesome people and companies doing great things. However, our target audience is nonprofits fostering environmental justice.

Turn stats into emotional connections

We're a Minnesota-based storytelling agency following the story wherever it takes us.

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